4/12/2018: Symposium and book presentation “The diversity of work in the creative and cultural industries”

Symposium: “The diversity of work in the creative and cultural industries”

We are happy to invite you on Tuesday the 4th of December 2018 to the Closing Symposium of the research project ‘The diversity of work in the creative and cultural industries’ funded by the Anticipate-program of Innoviris.

For nearly 4 years, an interdisciplinary team of researchers affiliated to six different research centers of the ULB, VUB and USL-B has been conducting research on the diversity of Brussels’ cultural and creative worlds. The aim of this collective research is to contribute to a better understanding of this broad field of study, to investigate the practices of its various actors (within different sectors) and to question the (mis)match between their needs and the responses provided by the (multiple) cultural policies that operate in the Brussels Region.

The closing symposium of our Innoviris project will be the perfect opportunity to present the main results of our research and to launch our edited volume on “creativity in the divided city of Brussels” (Urban Notebooks series of VUBPress, 2018). Affiliated with our Innoviris project, researchers funded through a Brussels Centre for Urban Studies Civil Society Fellowship will present the results of their research on cultural policy practices in Brussels. Finally, a round table discussion with representatives from the creative field – policymakers, cultural institutions, and artists – will close the event.

When: Tuesday, the 4th of December 2018, from 13:30 until 18:00.

Where: Auditoire Victor Bourgeois, ULB Faculté d’Architecture La Cambre Horta – Flagey 19

Registration: Free, but registration is obligatory, before the 30th of November 2018 by using the registration form

Detailed schedule:

  • 13:30-13:45: Arrival and registration of participants
  • 13:45-14:00: Introductory word (in English) by Bas van Heur (VUB)
  • 14:00-15:30: Presentation (in English and French) of research findings by Jef Vlegels (VUB & UGent), François Rinschbergh (ULB & USL-B) and Eva Swyngedouw (VUB)
  • 15:30-16:00: Coffee Break
  • 16:00-16:30: Presentation of research results in the framework of the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies Civil Society Fellowship by Leen De Spiegelaere (Met-X) and Sophie Alexandre (KFDA) (both former representatives of the Réseau des Arts à Bruxelles/Brussels Kunstenoverleg (RAB/BKO)
  • 16:30-17:30: Round table discussion with invitees from the cultural and creative sector and moderated by Karel Vanhaesebrouck (ULB)
  • 17:30-17:45: Concluding word (in French) by Jean-Louis Genard (ULB)
  • 17:45…: Reception

For more information about the main objectives of our project: https://workccsbrussel.wordpress.com

Researchers and research supervisors:

Jean-Louis Genard (ULB), Judith le Maire (ULB), François Rinschbergh (USL-B & ULB), Christine Schaut (USL-B), Eva Swyngedouw (VUB), Karel Vanhaesebrouck (ULB), Bas van Heur (VUB), Jef Vlegels (VUB & UGent) and Walter Ysebaert (VUB).